The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC has commenced the enrollment of Corps members for the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS.
The Insurance Scheme, under the Group Individual and Family Social Health Insurance Programme, is targeted at providing access to quality healthcare at no cost for Corps members.
The Director General of NYSC, Major General Shuaibu Ibrahim gave the indications during the inauguration of the health scheme in Abuja.
General Shuaibu explained that the Programme had been designed to cover the period of pre-orientation till the end of the service year.
He stated that for the effective implementation, six Health Maintenance Organization, HMOs had been selected after a competitive process for each of the six geopolitical zones.
The Executive Secretary of NHIS, Professor Mohammed Gambo described the initiative as a right step that would contribute to the wellbeing of young people.
The Director, Corps Welfare and Health Services Department, Mr. Omotade Ayodele said it would lift the burden of settling huge medical bills off the NYSC.